The closed hip bump is crucial for creating power.
As you take the club to the top, the average golfer has a tendency to spin their hips.
This goes hand-in-hand with the footwork and the knee work.
If I did this, my foot spins out, I'm going to cost myself lots of distance.
What we are looking with the closed hip bump, as the club comes down, I am shifting my weight.
My weight, in essence, creating a figure eight with my foot.
In other words, as I swing back, the weight is in the right ball of the foot, right heel, now it goes to my left toe.
That is what we are trying to achieve.
A way to feel this is to take a club and put it underneath your left leg, over your right thigh, swing up, and then pull back.
As you shift your weight, you are getting the closed hip bump.
That is going to allow the club to work down properly and for you to be able to create your maximum torque with your hips through the impact area.
The closed hip bump, I just mentioned earlier about the proper footwork of Jamie Sadlowski.
As he swings the club up, he picks that left heel in the air.
As he plants it back down, he is creating that closed hip bump.
From there, he can unwind his hips as hard as he wants because that closed hip bump has gotten his club onto the right plane, and that is the shoulder plane.
Again, the closed hip bump is key.
How do you feel it? You can swing up to the top, do a couple of pump drills, one, two, and then three, hit the ball, or you can do the drill underneath your left knee and feel how that closed hip bump works.
Use those drills and that will create maximum power for you.